Our recent parent coffee morning Parenting in the Digital Age presented parents with an opportunity to consider how they can act as guides as their children navigate the social media landscape.
As a follow-up to the session, we are pleased to share the following resources with our parent community. If you have any questions or would like to continue the conversation our ES counsellors, Dylan Meikle, Grades 3-5 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kris Bezzerides, Discovery – Grade 2 (email@example.com) are always eager to connect.
These are the presentation slides that were used to anchor our coffee morning:
This is the link to the recently published Children’s Mental Health Report:
This 2019 Children’s Mental Health Report helps parents, professionals and policymakers understand the online lives of children and adolescents, and answer the question: How much is too much?
And finally, these are the original articles and research referred to throughout the presentation:
- Media Guidelines for Kids of All Ages (Child Mind Institute)
- Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media (Kid’s Health)
- What are the basic social media rules for elementary school-age kids?(Common Sense Media)
- What are the basic social media rules for middle schoolers? (Common Sense Media)
- 5 Myths and Truths About Kids’ Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)
- The Rise of Uninvited Sexual Images (Psychology Today)
- What Teens Face Today (Psychology Today)
- 5 questions for Diana Tamir (American Psychological Association)
- Disclosing information about the self is intrinsically rewarding (National Academy of Sciences)
- Has dopamine got us hooked on tech? (The Guardian)
- Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag (Business Insider)
- A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley (New York Times)